Grim Reaper visits Albuquerque cemetery

Grim Reaper Albuquerque
A person dressed as the Grim Reaper paid a mysterious visit to an Albuquerque cemetery over the weekend.

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – What happened at a local cemetery gave people the chills and stopped traffic on the highway, after witnesses swear the grim reaper paid Albuquerque a visit.

On the eve of the Supermoon, eyes of passersby were drawn to a dark figure looming over the San Jose del El Rosario Cemetery on Gibson by I-25.

“It was weird. It was scary. It was unusual,” Michelle Gonzales said. “At first I thought it was just an accident but then I noticed that people were starting to get out of their vehicles.”

Curiosity got the best of her and she stopped too, after seeing a tall dark figure standing in the cemetery entrance. She snapped a picture that showed a person wearing a black cloak over a white dress. The person’s face was also covered.

“He was just standing there holding something green,” Gonzales said. “It was weird.”

By that night, more pictures of the mysterious person started popping up on Facebook. In one picture you can see the figure holding a bouquet of flowers, that look as if he plucked them from a nearby field.

Another picture posted on the Inhabitants of Burque facebook page has been shared more than 150 times. The number of people commenting on the photo is in the hundreds.

“One guy said, seriously, maybe it’s the angel of death,” Gonzales said. “People were saying some weird stuff, but if you were here you would be thinking what the heck is that too.”

The San Jose Cemetery sits right off the interstate. Gonzales said some people stopped on I-25 to get a closer glance at the mysterious man. There was also a line of cars parked along Gibson and the on ramp.

“Cars were backed up way down there by that sign, this whole area, that’s how far cars were backed up,” Gonzales said, pointing down the road.

Witnesses said Albuquerque firefighters and police officers responded, but APD has not confirmed they were there. So what he was doing and why, may only be known to the person underneath the cloak.

“This has to be the weirdest thing I’ve seen,” said Gonzales.

A similar person dressed the same way has been spotted in downtown Albuquerque before. It’s unclear if it’s the same person, since we haven’t seen his face.

One witness said she saw the figure dancing around a grave. Another witness posted on Facebook that the cloaked figure was taken into custody for some reason, but APD has not confirmed that.

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